This is the first Alfie that I have tried to make lighter. It does not have the wishbone stays and that will save weight. I also went with a lighter tubeset and will build a light unicrown fork. I'm trying to make this one 2 lbs. lighter than mine, which is a tank. The components will be the same Shimano Alfine group with 8-speed internal hub and generator front hub. This is only the third Alfie and it makes me wonder if bikes like this will ever catch on.......they are the most practical , low maintenence and least expensive complete bikes that I offer.